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Eyelash wishing game – Arabic Children’s Folk Game

Context: She was in an all-girls elementary school in Jordan when she learned this game. She thought that it was silly, and did not pay much mind to it, saying that “girls, usually teenagers, like to make wishes.” There are two versions of this game that she remembers. Game (Version 1): The game involves two… Continue Reading »

Children’s Clapping Game: Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece:  “Lemonade  Crunchy ice  beat it once beat it twice  turn around touch the ground  kick your boyfriend out of town  Freeze  American cheese  I think I’m gonna sneeze  achoo woohoo” Background: The informant used to perform this song as part of clapping game in pre-school and elementary school in Arizona. She described it… Continue Reading »

Children’s Clapping Game: Candy on a Stick

Main Piece:  “Candy on a stick that makes me sick,  It makes my tummy go two-forty-six,  Not because you’re dirty, not because you’re clean,  Not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine.  Hey boys do you wanna fight  I see a guy with his pants on tight  He can wibble he can wobble he… Continue Reading »

Children’s Game: Spanking Machine Tag

Main Piece:  Informant: “Here’s a neighborhood game that I just remembered we used to play. It was very popular in our neighborhood. And I don’t know where it was picked up. You know, I was one of five kids, so we played a lot of games together and so we played a lot of games… Continue Reading »